We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The cost takes into account the number of nodes, so the size of the storage is not important."
"If you are looking at a traditional SAN for a small cluster, give StarWind vSAN because you will save thousands without any compromise."
"The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint."
"I think the bang for the buck is much better with StarWind Virtual SAN."
"This solution is very accessible and the pro-level for support is well worth the cost."
"Licensing is easy and the whole package is cost-effective."
"This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy."
"This is the best priced solution for an SMB."
"The licensing is on a yearly basis. The licensing cost also includes vCenter at a cost in the cloud solution."
"It's a costly solution and is more expensive than VxRail."
"The price of the solution is reasonable. We have purchased a five-year license with all the support and upgrades."
"The price is one of the biggest problems our customers have."
"We did get some quotes from Nutanix, and they were ballparks. So, it is not cheap, and there is nothing free, but those two were comparable."
"We bought this solution as a package that included all of the hardware and all of the software."
"Its licensing is yearly."
"It is expensive for this market. Everyone says that it is a very good product, but the only complaint is about the price."
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For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.
StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.
HPE SimpliVity provides the most complete hyperconverged solution, powering the world’s most efficient and resilient data centers and delivering up to 49% cost savings verses public cloud alternatives. A market and customer satisfaction leader, HPE SimpliVity dramatically simplifies IT by combining all infrastructure and advanced data services—including guaranteed data efficiency, built-in data protection, and VM-centric mobility—onto the customer’s choice of server. With HPE SimpliVity, expand your possibilities, not your data center.
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) is a global datacenter solution provider. We combine the efficiency of hyperscale hardware with infrastructure software from a diversity of industry leaders to solve next-generation datacenter design and operation challenges. QCT serves cloud service providers, telecoms and enterprises running public, hybrid and private clouds.
Product lines include hyper-converged and software-defined datacenter solutions as well as servers, storage, switches, integrated racks with a diverse ecosystem of hardware component and software partners. QCT designs, manufactures, integrates and services cutting edge offerings via its own global network. The parent of QCT is Quanta Computer, Inc., a Fortune Global 500 corporation.
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HPE SimpliVity is ranked 5th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 37 reviews while QCT is ranked 31st in Hyper-Converged (HCI). HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.4, while QCT is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of HPE SimpliVity writes "The flexibility needs improvement and it needs an alerting system, yet it is stable and easy to install". On the other hand, HPE SimpliVity is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, whereas QCT is most compared with Sangfor HCI.
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